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San Jose Back Pain and Associated Spinal Instability Helped by Exercise to Improve Balance and More

Back pain becomes the focus when it rears its head. The term ‘back pain’ is very generic though as back pain arises from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and more. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable leacing them less helpful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show just how beneficial it is in managing spinal instability associated with San Jose back pain. Chiropractic Solutions highly recommends exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability impacts balance. Back pain sufferers’ troubled balance may be caused by poorly coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A new study contrasted 3 groups:  subacute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) sufferers with lumbar instability, those who don’t have instability, and healthy subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability showed more issues with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, increased pain, and functional ability than those who don’t have such instability. (1) Chiropractic Solutions tests for instability in our San Jose back pain patients and designs a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that includes pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.


Exercise is a usual intervention for low back pain patients regardless of the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is advantageous. Not long ago, two types of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. A month of training for 30 minutes a session three times a week showed that core stabilization generated significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced proprioception, balance (as shown by single leg standing with eyes open and closed on stable and unstable surfaces), thickened muscles of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, decreased functional disability, and decreased fear of movement. Bonuses affiliated with both types of exercise: no unpleasant side-effects AND pain relief. (2) Chiropractic Solutions is always checking for balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that improves San Jose balance is so important.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for pain relief and spine strengthening.

Schedule your San Jose chiropractic appointment soon. If back pain is your focus now, Chiropractic Solutions offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its continued relief and prevention with exercise that strengthens the lumbar muscles. We will create a simple exercise plan just for you!

Chiropractic Solutions teaches low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
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